I went to Tsukiji fish market this morning for breakfast. This was my first visit though I’ve been living in Japan for nearly 5 years. I’ve considered it before but always liked the idea of sleeping more than fish eating. Since it is a friend’s last day in the city I decided to make the effort and got out of bed at 6am.
The sushi was scrumptious. We ordered the chef’s recommendation and I ended up with more than I could eat. That worked well as I was able to leave a couple of pieces that I’m not overly fond of. When I first moved to Japan I didn’t eat sushi at all. Now I like sushi enough that I eat it for lunch three days a week but there are still some types of sushi that I avoid. This morning I was served sea urchin, which I find it hard to look at never mind eat. I’m also not fond of fish eggs, but I did manage to eat one roll that contained these.
I would consider going back as the fresh sushi was certainly worth getting up for, and given how often I travel, it may be the perfect breakfast treat when I’m jet lagged.